With its unique romantic ambience, Kings Camp
invites guests to relax in the bushveld in fine colonial style. Situated in the world-famous Timbavati Private Nature Reserve (part of the greater Kruger National Park) the camp is a game-viewing haven that features elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo.
However, Kings Camp
promises far more than just a good game-viewing destination - with access to 100 square kilometres of traversing, guests are also treated to a brilliant abundance of birdlife.
Children aged from 6 and above are permitted at the Lodge. Children under 12 years pay 50% if they share a suite with 2 full paying guests; otherwise the full adult rate applies.
Private safaris under the guidance of a skilled ranger will prove to be an exhilarating experience for bird-watchers and tree enthusiasts as they explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush.
Any particular requests such as guided walks or tribal dances under the great African skies will be arranged with pleasure.
Facilities at Kings Camp
Kings Camp offers a lounge/dining room, bar, pool terrace and a game viewing platform which overlooks a very active waterhole. Other facilities include the curio shop, laundry, valet, fax, gym and library with internet facilities.
Kings Camp is exceptionally proud of its viewing deck which overlooks an open savanna with a watering hole. Guests can safely soak up the stillness and serenity of the bush while keeping a sharp lookout for passing animals and birds.
There is an exceptional wine-cellar and South African cuisine is served. Any specialised dietary requests will be catered for - prior notice required.
Therapy Lapa offers reflexology, aromatherapy, indian head massage and body massage.
On warm evenings, guests may be treated to a three course meal in the heart of the bushveld. As guests complete their evening game drive, they will be enticed by the essence of a burning fire, to arrive to a hurricane lit “dining room” in the bush.
With the finest in cuisine and service excellence, guests will enjoy an unforgettable feast under African starlit skies.
Kings Camp`s principal attraction is the astonishing diversity and abundance of wildlife species that inhabit the reserve.
Mammalian species alone number 147, including 27 ungulates (hoofed mammals) and 4 large carnivores. Many of these spectacular animals are likely to be spotted even on a short visit.
There are also many lesser-known animals that most visitors find fascinating to behold, from exotic reptiles and amphibians, to colourful and bizarre insects.
In addition to its wealth of biological diversity, there is something else that many visitors soon discover. In Kings Camp there exists an atmosphere of undisturbed nature - of true wilderness.
Here there is a sense that the land has never belonged to man; and that ever since the Pleistocene - the "Golden Age of Mammals" - this land has belonged to those majestic creatures that dominated virtually the entire world during that remote epoch.
ACCOMMODATION AT KINGS CAMP
11 Luxury en-suite thatched suites, with air-conditioning and mini-bar. Lodge facilities include a dining room, bar, swimming pool, library and conference room with internet access, boma, game-viewing deck overlooking a very active waterhole, a curio shop, gym and massage tsala.
Beautifully decorated in dark tones of wood and thatch, off-setting the natural colours of the bush, the nine, generously spacious air-conditioned Suites come complete with all luxurious amenities.
For your comfort and convenience, other room amenities include a fully stocked mini-bar, robes, mosquito repellent, an umbrella and hairdryer. Your suite is also equipped with its own safe and telephone.
A Victorian ball-and-claw bath, an indoor and double outdoor shower, as well as a private veranda with a hammock overlooking the bush complete this perfect picture.
Waterbuck Private Camp
The ultimate in safari privacy, Waterbuck at KIngs Camp boasts a 4-bedroomed villa with its own landrover and game-ranger, as well a personal butler and chef to take care of your every need! This completely private camp is situated on a dry river bank, with great views affording excellent game viewing opportunities. The camp can accommodate up to 8 guests in air-conditioned comfort. Price available on request.
Activities at Kings Camp:
Morning and afternoon game drives with knowledgeable rangers in open vehicles. You will be served tea, coffee and biscuits on your morning game drive and drinks and canapés on your afternoon game drive. Your afternoon game drive gets back after dark, which gives you the opportunity to spot our nocturnal animals with a spotlight.
Walks through the bush take place just after breakfast, on request, and is the best way of experiencing the “finer” aspects of the bushveld. Your knowledgeable ranger will guide you through the fauna and flora of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, pointing out insects, grasses, trees and the smaller species that are all an integral part of the Timbavati Nature Reserve.
Experience the beauty of the Blyde River Canyon in the luxury of a helicopter. Mountain Magic Helicopter Safaris will pick you up at Kings Camp and fly you through the Blyde River Canyon, and along the escarpment, passing the Three Rondawels, Gods Window and stopping at the pinnacle for a champagne picnic.
From there, you will be whisked off to view all the spectacular waterfalls in the area, before returning to the camp.
Greet the African dawn on the manicured fairways of their challenging 18 hole, par 72 championship golf course, where crocodile and hippo add spice to normal “hazards” of a good game of golf. Wild game including elephant, lion, giraffe and a wide variety of antelope and birdlife are often seen on the golf course and in the surrounds.
The legendary Bob Grimsdell designed this unique course, which extends over a vast area of indigenous bush, interspersed with tranquil pools and velvet greens.
Golf clubs are available for hire at the golf course.
An extremely informative and exciting tour of an African wildlife rehabilitation centre. Highlights include the following up close views of lion, leopard, servals, caracals, honey badger, eagles and vultures. Two tours are available daily at 09h30 – 15h00. These times will interfere with either your morning or afternoon safari. The duration of the tour is four hours, including two hours transfer time.